A transcript recently emerged of an analyst warning about the debt carried by Digicel which is owned by Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Jamaican cinema magnate Douglas Graham told his shareholders last week that Digicel, Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco, had outbid his Palace Amusement (...)

Denis O’Brien has turned to consultants McKinsey and Goetzpartners to help plot a way forward for Digicel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As he briefed bond investors this week on the “substantial risks” facing Denis O’Brien’s Digicel, CreditSights debt analyst Michael Chakardjian evoked(...)

Members of Act UP Dublin LGBT activist group protest outside the Department of Health in Dublin on the eve of World Aids day to highlight the rise of new HIV cases in Ireland.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Unique among diseases today, HIV seems to carry its own judgment. It is understood that the condition arises most often from preventable behaviour, es(...)

Pope Francis embraces new cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell of the US during a Consistory ceremony to install 17 new cardinals in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The issue of immigration underpinned Saturday morning’s traditionally solemn yet spectacular “Red Hat” ceremony in the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where (...)

Joanne Greene, a nurse who moved to Ireland from Australia two years ago. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

Joanne Greene calls the line of people outside the immigration office on Burgh Quay in Dublin “the quiet queue”. The first time she turned up to apply(...)

Anna Neistat, senior director for research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled ‘Island of Despair - Australia’s “Processing” of Refugees on Nauru’ in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru as an “open-air prison” and akin to “torture”, where refugees and a(...)

Pope Francis greets Monsignor Joseph William Tobin, one of the   17 new cardinals named by him. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

Pope Francis announced yesterday that he would be appointing 17 new cardinals, including Irishman Kevin Farrell, at a consistory in Rome next month. &(...)

Asylum seekers behind a fence at the Manus Island detention centre, Papua New Guinea, in a photograph taken in March 2014. Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton said that none of the asylum seekers in the camp would be settled in Australia when it closes. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/AAP/Reuters

Australia and Papua New Guinea said on Wednesday they had agreed to close a controversial Australian-funded asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Is(...)

The unstated and unconscionable rationale behind Ireland’s cruel direct provision system is to make conditions for asylum seekers so uncomfortable tha(...)

A satellite image of the island of Nauru in the South Pacific, the world’s smallest island state, home to fewer than 10,000 people.  On the last official count at the end of June, 442 people – 338 men, 55 women and 49 children – were held in the Nauru regional processing centre. Photograph:  Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The devastating trauma and abuse inflicted on children held by Australia in offshore detention has been laid bare in the largest cache of leaked docum(...)

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